Fear of God Devotional: An Alien Righteousness

What was one of the most impactful reforms of the Reformation?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that one of the most impactful reforms was Martin Luther’s clear articulation of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. We are justified by the righteousness of Christ alone when we rest on and receive Christ by faith alone.

We must distinguish between that initial justifying faith and the obedience that flows from it. Our obedience is the fruit of justification but not part of it or the basis of it. There is nothing that we can do that can merit salvation.  

Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV) – “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”